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The goal is to provide the attendees with clear, concise, and up-to-date information on a regular and ongoing basis about what is taking place in packaging through a series of six informative and engaging talks. It’s not only about what’s happening today in packaging but what is the direction for the future and how it will impact your business.


Oct 13, 2021, 11:00


Oct 13, 2021, 14:30



SGS is excited to be offering the UNBOX Virtual Summit: The Art and Science of Sustainable Packaging. At this year’s event, we have experts who will each present their own perspective about packaging and how it relates to and is important for today’s businesses.

Reserve your place today for:

UNBOX Virtual Summit: The Art and Science of Sustainable Packaging

October 13th, 2021 – 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM ET

Join us as we discuss the evolution of packaging across all industries and the importance of sustainability considerations in your business planning. The topics range from what is in your packaging and how to ensure compliance through testing and certification, to the changes and updates to packaging regulations, and how to manage them. The experts will offer their view of the packaging landscape in informative, candid, and interactive way with time for live question and answer periods with each of them.

Keynote Presentation:

  What’s New in the 2021 Model Legislation Update from the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse

  Speaker: Melissa Lavoie, Program Manager – Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse 

This year the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) announced the organization’s 2021 update to their Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation. The update includes the addition of the class of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and ortho-phthalates as regulated chemicals, as well as new processes and criteria for identifying and regulating additional chemicals of high concern in packaging. Attendees to this presentation will learn more about the update, compliance, and what TPCH is working on next to assist the obligated community.

Speakers & Topics: 

  • Material Science – The Start to Good Packaging

    Chris Reitmeyer, Director of Operations and Business Development – SGS IPS Testing


  • Circular Economy as Relates to Packaging

    Helene Largement, Sales Director & Claire Pelletier, Project Manager Circular Economy, Connectivity & ProductsSGS France


  • Selecting Circular and Sustainable Materials for Packaging

    Britt Vonk, Sustainability Consultant, Built Environment – SGS Sustainability & Circularity


  • Recyclability & Repulpability of Paper Products

    Paul Fowler, Executive Director, Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology – University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point


  • Canada Eh, The War on Single Use Plastics

Scott Thurlow, Senior Advisor, Government Affairs, Dow Chemical Company

  & Karyn Schmidt, Senior Director, Chemical Regulation, Regulatory & Technical Affairs – American Chemistry Council (ACC)

About UNBOX Virtual Summit
At this year’s UNBOX Virtual Summit, SGS is committed to helping attendees understand how current standards and upcoming changes will affect industries and individual companies as they try and navigate their own packaging needs. 

This year’s virtual summit features eight speakers in total whose information is key when it comes to planning for packaging. Although packaging is an everyday thing in all businesses, the information on how to manage this very specific function is not.

For more information about SGS services for the packaging industry, please visit our website.

For further information about Packaging UNBOX Virtual Summit, please contact us.